|Stella Johnson, Cigarette, Mytilene, Greece, 2011|
On the cobblestone streets of Mytilene, Greece, Stella walks around, observing and framing up the next image that she wants to take. She is cognizant of her surroundings - it's a place she has visited often. The content in almost every one of her images are set up into layers - there is always something going on in the foreground, middle and in the background. Short little vignettes play out for the viewer - all of which is captured in a split second. In my opinion, all great photographs lead the viewer through the image. Just for starters, check out how photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson or O. Winston Link framed their images.
A man in a grey suit sits within the foreground, cigarette in his aged right hand, a gold ring on his middle finger, a pinstriped cuff. In this particular image, it's not so much what's going on 'in' the image, but on the outer edge of the frame.
You continue the story. I wonder how you would interpret it.